Phantom Hourglass TV spotfest

Behold, courtesy of Jeux-France, delicious TV spots for Nintendo’s DS chapter in the venerable Legend of Zelda series, The Phantom Hourglass. Both the above video and the one contained after the jump show off the stylus controls that bring classic Zelda actions – such as the spin slash and boomerang throw – to life.

While the sole use of the stylus is interesting, I remain quietly apprehensive about it working in practice. Tapping the screen to make your Animal Crossing character move around, for example, was more an inconvenience than anything else, but if any title’s going to get it right, it’ll be one of Nintendo’s most treasured franchises. Hit the jump for the second video. HYUP! HYUP! HYARR!

Jim Sterling